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PostSubject: Quiz Time. Who am I ?    Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:22 pm

This is just part of my life. If you can't guess, I will tell you more tomorrow at 21:00hrs. Good luck.


Who am I ?

"I obtained a commission as an ensign in the 12th Foot on 12 March 1852 without purchase, in recognition of my father's service. I transferred to the 80th Foot on 13 April 1852, and served in the Second Anglo-Burmese War. I was severely wounded on 19 March 1853  I was mentioned in despatches, and received the war medal. I was Promoted to lieutenant on 16 May 1853 and invalided home,I then transferred to the 84th Regiment of Foot on 27 January 1854 and then to the 90th Light Infantry, which was stationed in Dublin, on 24 February 1854.I was again promoted to captain on 29 December 1854.

I accompanied the regiment to the Crimea, and landed at Balaklava in December 1854. I was selected to be an assistant engineer, and attached to the Royal Engineers during the Siege of Sevastopol. I served throughout the siege, where i was wounded on 7 June 1855, and again in the trenches on 30 August 1855, losing an eye.
After the fall of Sevastopol, I was employed on the quartermaster-general's staff, assisting in the embarkation of the troops and supplies, and was one of the last British soldiers to leave the Crimea in July 1856. For my services Iwas twice mentioned in dispatches, received the war medal with clasp, the 5th class of the French Légion d'honneur  and the 5th class of the Turkish Order of the Medjidie.
Six months after joining the 90th Foot at Aldershot, I went with it in March 1857 to join the troops being despatched for the Second Opium War. I was embarked in the transport Transit which was wrecked in the Strait of Banka - the troops were all saved, but with only their personal arms and minimal ammunition. They were taken to Singapore, and from there were dispatched to Calcutta on account of the Indian Mutiny.


I distinguished myself at the relief of Lucknow under Sir Colin Campbell in November 1857, and in the defence of the Alambagh position  under Outram, taking part in the actions of 22 December 1857, of 12 January 1858 and 16 January 1858, and also in the repulse of the grand attack of 21 February 1858. That March, I served at the final siege and capture of Lucknow. I was then appointed deputy-assistant quartermaster-general on the staff of Sir Hope Grant's Oudh division, and was engaged in all of the operations of the campaign, including the actions of Bari, Sarsi, Nawabganj, the capture of Faizabad, the passage of the Gumti and the action of Sultanpur. In the autumn and winter of 1858 I took part in the Baiswara, trans-Gogra and trans-Rapti campaigns ending with the complete suppression of the rebellion. For my services I was frequently mentioned in dispatches, and having received the Mutiny medal and clasp, I was again promoted to brevet major on 24 March 1858 and to brevet lieutenant-colonel on 26 April 1859.l
I continued to serve on Sir Hope Grant's staff in Oudh, and when Grant was nominated to the command of the British troops in the Anglo-French expedition to China of 1860, I accompanied him as the deputy-assistant quartermaster-general. I was present at the action at Sin-ho, the capture of Tang-ku, the storming of the Taku Forts,  the Occupation of Tientsin, the Battle of Pa-to-cheau and the entry into Beijing (during which the destruction of the Chinese Imperial Old Summer Palace was begun).I assisted in the re-embarkation of the troops before the winter set in. I was mentioned, yet again, in dispatches, and for my services received the medal and two clasps. On my return home I published the Narrative of the War with China in 1860. I was given the substantive rank of major on 15 February 1861."
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz Time. Who am I ?    Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:40 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Quiz Time. Who am I ?    Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:40 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Quiz Time. Who am I ?    Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:12 pm

Em!!! Forgot about John Young!!  Salute  Try this one not so easy?

I lived to the age of 101 years. I took part in one of the famous Battles of the Anglo Zulu War of 1879, I served in the Buffalo Border Guard as the quartermaster. I also served in the Anglo Boer War, the Bambatha Rebellion, the First World War. When I tried to enlist for the Second World War, I was turned down as I was considered to be too old. I lived in mansion 'Craigside" on the slopes of Mpati Mountain and founded a very successful coal mining business.

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PostSubject: Re: Quiz Time. Who am I ?    Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:48 pm

i want to say Douglas Mcphail!
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz Time. Who am I ?    Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:50 pm

And you would be correct to do so.  agree Merry Christmas 
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz Time. Who am I ?    Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:51 pm

Last One. Confident this won't be easy.

"I was born on the 17th July 1845 at Stratton, Cornwall. I was the third son and fourth child of Robert and Mary Ann When I was born I was the third born son of the marriage, My  elder brothers were Thomas and William, and I also had an older sister Mary Ann. At the time of my birth, my father’s occupation is listed as an Inn Keeper

On the census of 1851, I was aged five and living at 62, The High Street, Stratton along with my parents, his two older brothers and an older sister. My father’s occupation was listed as Hotel Keeper

My sister Mary Ann died in 1857

On the census of 1861, I was aged 15 and living in Paddington, London with my uncle and his brother William. William and my occupations are listed as Medical Students. Meanwhile my mother Mary was now listed as a widow and continued to live in Stratton, Cornwall. Her occupation is listed as Inn Keeper in keeping with her carrying on the family business after the death of my father.

I was admitted as a member of Royal College of Surgeons in London at a meeting of the Court of Examiners on the 24th Jul 1866, stated in the British Medical Journal of the 11th Aug 1866. I was also a Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries, Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians and had an M.B. from the University of Aberdeen

My medical registration with the General Medical Council of the UK for 1867 states that I was living at Stratton, Cornwall

In an article in the British Medical Journal of the 3rd Feb 1868, I was a Medical Practitioner in Grantham where I reported on a case of Intussusception of the Rectum in a 6 year old child. Intussusception occurs when a portion of the bowel slides into the next, much like the pieces of a telescope. When this occurs, it can create a blockage in the bowel and can result in swelling, inflammation, and decreased blood flow to the part of the intestines involved. I describes the treatment of the child, death and the post-mortem he conducted

On the census of 1871, which is generally taken in early April, I was, aged 25, and listed as being a boarder in the home of Sarah Richardson the widow of a Surgeon. We lived at Holyrood House, South Skirlaugh, Yorkshire. My occupation is listed as General Practitioner.

On the 30th September 1871 I joined the Army as an Assistant Surgeon which was announced in the London Gazette of the 8th Mar 1872. On the 1st Mar 1873 I was promoted to Surgeon

On the 6th Jul 1872 I was posted to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa where I remained until the 18th Nov 1872. I spent a few months back in England before being posted back to the Cape of Good Hope on the 15th April 1873 where I remained until the 28th Mar 1875

I was then at home on leave from the 29th Mar to the 4th Jun 1875 before being posted back to the Cape of Good Hope on the 5th Jun 1875

I took part in the Zulu Campaign from 1878 - 1879

On the 15th Mar 1880 I returned home and on the 1881 census of England, I was, aged 35, and was in Quarters in the men's block at the Royal Victoria Military Hospital, Netley. My rank is listed as Surgeon

On the 12th Aug 1882 I sailed to Egypt as medical support for the Egyptian Campaign, including the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir

On the 11th Mar 1883 I returned home to England and on the 30th Sep 1883 I was promoted to Surgeon-Major

On the 7th July 1883 in the British Medical Journal, I discusses the causes of enteric fever (now known as typhoid fever) opening a debate for other medical professionals to respond

On the 21st July 1883 in the British Medical Journal, I discusses the possible causes of sea-sickness, a complaint from which I suffered on my frequent travels by ship. I considers the sympathetic nervous system to be the cause of sea sickness and stated my reasons for thinking this, again opening a debate for other medical professionals to respond

On the 11th Sep 1884 I married Eliza Maxwell, the daughter of Thomas Maxwell, a gentleman. My occupation as physician and the marriage took place in St Barnabas Church, Kensington, London. At the time of the marriage I and Eliza were living at separate addresses in Warwick Gardens, Kensington

On the 18th Feb 1885 I sailed for the Bengal in India and took part in the Burmese Expedition of 1886-1887 where it is stated that:

‘’I was an officer of great ability and zeal, who has done most excellent service. Is highly qualified for the duties he has been called upon to perform’’ by DSS Turner PMO Burma

The British Medical Journal of the 12th Jan 1889 states that I and Eliza's second son was born on the 4th Jan 1889 at 38 Stanford Avenue, Brighton, Sussex. As I was stationed in India and our second child was born in England, Eliza may have been with me in India and we returned to England to give birth to our child. Who sadly died in infancy.

On the 28th Apr 1889 I returned home to England and from that date until the 17th Nov 1891 I listed as being sick. The death of our child and marital difficulties resulted in our divorce, which explains why I was listed as sick.

I was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel on the 30th Sep 1891 as per notification on my service record and the British Medical Journal of the 24th Oct 1891

I retired from the service on the 18th Nov 1891

My medical registration with the General Medical Council for the UK for 1899 states I was living at 10 The Esplanade, Fleetwood, Lancashire

On the 1901 census, I was, aged 55, and continued to live at 10 the Esplanade, Fleetwood, Lancashire with my cousin Thomas who is aged 62. We are both surgeons and living on their own incomes (retired)

My medical registration with the General Medical Council for the UK for 1903 states I was living at 10 The Esplanade, Fleetwood, Lancashire where I died on the 18th September 1903, aged 58.

My medal entitlements were the South Africa medal 1877-1879 no clasp, The Egypt medal 1882-1889 clasp Tel-El-Kebir, The India General Service Medal 1854 clasp Burma 1885-86 and the Khedive’s star 1882"
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz Time. Who am I ?    Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:57 pm

Robert Vacy Ash  Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz Time. Who am I ?    Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:59 pm

I give up. Good night.  Sad  That must have been the quickest answer to-date.
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz Time. Who am I ?    Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:09 am

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PostSubject: Re: Quiz Time. Who am I ?    Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:13 am

more please  Salute  more! brain training, thank you.
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PostSubject: Quiz time , Who am I ?    Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:47 am

Not sure if it was mentioned , Robert Vacy Ash was awarded the Medal with no clasp .  Merry Christmas 
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz Time. Who am I ?    Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:55 am

Its on the bottom of Old H post! Covering Ash!

"My medal entitlements were the South Africa medal 1877-1879 no clasp, The Egypt medal 1882-1889 clasp Tel-El-Kebir, The India General Service Medal 1854 clasp Burma 1885-86 and the Khedive’s star 1882""
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PostSubject: Quiz time , who am I ?    Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:01 am

Thanks John .
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PostSubject: Re: Quiz Time. Who am I ?    Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:36 pm

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